Monday, April 14, 2008

The Unknown

Several years ago my son Matthew, who was 5 at the time, begged me to take him on a hike through a densely treed forest. An old trail was vaguely visible through the tangled mesh of vines and rotting branches. Several times we stumbled as we trekked through the bush.

Matthew asked me what we'd do if we got lost. I reassured him that I knew the way back and we'd be alright. We crossed an old man-made suspension bridge with a few rotting boards that we had to step around. Matthew was enjoying his "adventure" and when I asked if he was scared he quickly responded with a definite "no".

When questioned if he'd like to make the trip back to the car by himself he quickly said "no" and told me he'd be afraid if he was alone. He said that having his hand in mine made him brave and afraid of nothing.

You get the point! Take God's hand as you venture into the unknown. He knows what lies ahead. Let Him take you through to a "wider place". There's no fear when He's leading the way.

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13


Felisol said...

Dear Pilgrims,
these words from Isaiah have been the Lord's blessing and comfort to me in my darkest moments.
So far he's kept his promises, and I rely my whole life on that he will continue to do so in the future.
Thanks for a good reminder in times of many challenges.
From Felisol

hebrews 11:1 said...


Thank you for posting this over is just so beautiful. I showed it to my sister today.

Love and Prayers,